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Phyllida Barlow

Nasher Sculpture Center

June 2015

While once thought unusual, sculpture constructed from unpretentious, everyday objects is now deeply familiar to art viewers. Sarah Sze, Jessica Stockholder, and Thomas Hirschhorn are just some of the recognizable names of this ubiquitous … READ ON

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Marjorie Schwarz

Goss-Michael Foundation

June 2015

Hazy apparitions pose and grin in Marjorie Schwarz’s beguiling exhibition, curated by Michael Mazurek. Painting with water-based oil on thin hobbyist canvases, Schwarz creates portraits that suggest family snapshots or grade-school yearbook… READ ON

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Otis Jones and Bret Slater

Holly Johnson Gallery

June 2014

Otis Jones and Bret Slater each make spare, nearly monochromatic paintings that are injected with basic shapes of opposing colors. Both artists toy with oddly shaped canvases and an elementary language of marks and forms. Nominally, their … READ ON

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Robert Smithson

Dallas Museum of Art

March 2014

Few artists are as universally known for a single work of art as Robert Smithson is for Spiral Jetty, 1970. Yet this art-historical hallmark wouldn’t have existed had Smithson not been commissioned to create a site-specific installation … READ ON

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Katharina Grosse

Nasher Sculpture Center

July 2013

Naming her current show at the Nasher Sculpture Center “Wunderblock,” Katharina Grosse harks back to a familiar toy that allows children to write on its surface and then erase their marks with the lift of a cover. By using this gadget as… READ ON

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Mark Manders

Dallas Museum of Art

February 2012

Mark Manders is fascinated by the potential meanings embedded in objects. Displaying a sensitivity to the relationship of objects to one another, and the relationship of forms to their environment, Manders crafts and arranges his ambiguous … READ ON

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Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily

June 2011

Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily traffic in a reductive and relational mode of painting—each takes a dialogical stance toward a host of modernist tropes and the act of display itself. Of the two artists, Connors’s seemingly nonchalant … READ ON

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Yigal Ozeri

October 2009

Taking a page from Carl Jung’s theories on the feminine “anima,” Yigal Ozeri approaches realism as a means to project his own thoughts into the interior lives of several young women. In a recent interview, he stated that he befriended… READ ON

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Richard Patterson

March 2009

Richard Patterson’s art offers a tangled composite of painterly stratagems and snarky sexual gags. Whether painting the Spice Girls naked near a lothario-looking cat-man or rendering himself dressed only in his underwear, Patterson enjoys… READ ON

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Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler

November 2008

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s captivating exhibition smartly balances an interest in revealing the mechanisms of filmmaking with a seductive fixation on dramatic yet common stories. The cumulative effect of their art is one of … READ ON

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